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Faith Healer - The real thing. Donmar Warehouse

Brian Friels’s four monologues from three characters tell very different versions of the same events.

Stephen Dillane is utterly believable as Frank, the charismatic, self mocking, untrustworthy Faith Healer who may or may not have the gift of healing and if so, has no understanding of it. 309 more words


'Confusion is not an ignoble condition': Brian Friel: Plays (Contemporary Classics: Volume 1)

In the middle of Brian Friel’s play, The Aristocrats, a character recites the lines of the Scottish poet Alastair Reed’s ‘My Father Dying… 1,843 more words


In Memory of Fr. Andrew Finan (died in 2014)

Fr. Finan was my English teacher who also taught me various subjects and more importantly, some valuable life lessons.

I posted this on February 3, 2015: 1,159 more words

Review Round Up...Faith Healer, Donmar Warehouse

Directed by Lyndsey Turner, Brian Friel’s play about the possibility of genius but the uncertainty of failure opened at the Donmar Warehouse last night. Here is what critics have been saying… 303 more words



Did you know about the outcry caused by the première of Brian Friel’s Performances at the Gate Theatre in Dublin?

“I’d love to see fisticuffs in the bar at Wilton’s,” said its director Lou Stein, according to Norman Lebrecht in the Standard. 252 more words

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World Theatres: Brian Friel's Faith Healer.

For my World Theatres module I decided to do an essay on Brian Friel’s Faith Healer. The play is a very simple play that can still evoke emotion and keep the reader/audience member entranced. 1,654 more words